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October 13, 2016
5 Novels About the Sordid Lives of High-Minded People
Zetigeist literature that prefigures the Brat Pack.
October 12, 2016
The Brat Pack Grows Up
Once the voice of youthful dissatisfaction, Jay McInerney, Tama Janowitz, and Bret Easton Ellis experience the growing pains of middle age.
October 5, 2016
Le Carré’s Other Cold War
The wonder and rage the English novelist felt toward his own country.
October 5, 2016
Ursula Le Guin Has Stopped Writing Fiction—but We Need Her More Than Ever
The author on sexism, aging, and the radical possibilities of imaginative story telling.
September 30, 2016
Leopoldine Core’s Concrete Jungle
In her new collection, Core evidences a serious concern not just with what happens in a story, but also where it occurs.
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September 9, 2016
Affliction and Salvation
Love was a learned art for Iris Murdoch, because it involved realizing that something other than the self is real.
September 8, 2016
The Virtue of Patience
It has taken a lifetime of reading, writing, and drawing for Daniel Clowes to achieve the creative maturity on display in his new book.
September 7, 2016
Antoine Volodine’s Army of Avatars
Is there any other writer whose work is as strange and hermetic and gloriously, painfully appropriate to the unparalleled shittiness of our times?
August 23, 2016
An Argentinian Novelist, Out of Oblivion
Exile, failure, the dread of erasure: Antonio Di Benedetto seems to have transmuted all his life experiences into his novel
, which has finally been translated into English.
August 17, 2016
Unable to write effectively but unable to remain silent, W.G. Sebald, like the narrator of
, is condemned to speak unsatisfactorily.